What We Do
The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) awards fellowship grants to artists, scholars, and arts and humanities professionals as well as organizations and educational institutions from the United States and Asia for research, study, and creative work in the United States and Asia and within the countries of Asia. The ACC identifies outstanding individuals in the arts who seek to expand their vision through exposure to a new environment and different approaches to creative thinking.
We assist ACC fellows in planning programs and opening doors to a rich network of resources and professionals in their fields.
Professional Research and Education Programs
The ACC supports arts practitioners and professionals for research, training and creative work including but not limited to:
- Residency programs
- Visiting scholar programs
- Collaborative projects
- Classes and workshops
- Cultural surveys
Partial support is granted for graduate study, academic research, and visiting scholar programs. The ACC does not support undergraduate study.
The ACC provides partial support to institutions carrying out programs of particular significance to international cultural exchange.
Fields of Award
Services Provided in the U.S.
Apart from providing specialized programming, the ACC facilitates a smooth entry into life abroad for Asian fellows traveling to the U.S. by providing the following:
- Local orientation
- Travel logistics
- Visa assistance